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Ben E. King

Benjamin Earl King was an American soul and R&B singer and record producer. He is best known as the singer and co-composer of "Stand by Me" — a U.S. Top 10 hit, both in 1961 and later in 1986, a number one hit in the United Kingdom in 1987, and no. 25 on the RIAA's list of Songs of the Century — and as one of the principal lead singers of the R&B vocal group The Drifters, notably singing the lead vocals of one of their biggest global hit singles "Save... Read More

Birth nameBenjamin Earl Nelson
Also known asBen E. King
BornSeptember 28, 1938
Henderson, North Carolina, U.S.
OriginHarlem, New York
DiedApril 30, 2015 (aged 76)
Hackensack, New Jersey, U.S.
GenresSoul, R&B, pop, doo-wop
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, record producer
InstrumentsVocals, piano
Years active1958–2015'
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